SALINA, Kan. (AP) — Authorities have identified a man who was fatally shot by police at a central Kansas home where his step-grandmother was stabbed to death.
The Kansas Bureau of Investigation says in a news release that 28-year-old Jeremy Connolly was killed Wednesday after a 911 caller reported that someone was injured or dead inside a Salina home. Officers found blood on the porch and 71-year-old Linda Kromer stabbed to death on the first floor of the home.
The KBI says Connolly was barricaded inside a basement bedroom. The KBI says he refused repeated commands to drop a knife. The release says that when he advanced toward officers with the knife, two Salina police officers shot him.
He died at a hospital. No officers were hurt. The KBI is investigating the shooting.
Original story – 3 p.m. Aug. 28
SALINA, Kan. (AP) — Salina police say an officer was involved in a shooting at a home in west Salina.
Police Capt. Gary Hanus told KSAL that the confrontation began Wednesday morning when officers went to the home for a welfare check.
He says a person who was armed was shot by police during the incident.
One person was taken away from the scene by ambulance.
Further details, including that person’s condition and names of those involved have not been released.
Hanus says the Kansas Bureau of Investigation will take over the investigation into the shooting.